Viola graduate joins world-class Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra after accompanying the BSO on its European tour
Ever wondered what a European summer tour with the Boston Symphony Orchestra is like? Violist and NEC alumna Lisa Sung '23 GD, who joins The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra this fall, gives us a sneak peek! After accompanying the BSO for a portion of this summer's Tanglewood festival, Lisa traveled with them to Europe, performing 12 concerts in 16 days in iconic venues like the Royal Albert Hall, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Berliner Philharmoniker, and Philharmonie de Paris. Click below to read up on Lisa's journey as a violist — from gaining recognition while growing up in Australia to earning her Graduate Diploma at NEC with Kim Kashkashian, embarking on a European tour with the BSO, and now becoming a member of the world-class Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
18 May 2023
Viola graduate student joins world-class Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Lisa Sung ’23 GD may have started unexpectedly as a violist, but her achievements on the instrument — including an upcoming role with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra — are no accident.
18 May 2023
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra appoints violist Lisa Sung as newest orchestra member
Please welcome: violist Lisa Sung (@lisasung_)! Lisa is an accomplished musician, having performed across the globe with orchestras such as the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and the Minnesota Orchestra.
22 August 2021
Meet the Young Violists: Lisa Sung and Sarah Sung — Australia New Zealand Viola Society
In a musical world which includes family ensembles....it is no surprise to discover musically talented Australian-Korean sisters Lisa Sung and Sarah Sung. That both are violists midway through studies at prestigious music schools in the USA adds to their story. That both have spent the year of COVID captive but busy in their hometown Sydney adds intrigue.
3 November 2019
Pinpoint Songlets, Percussive Landscapes
"...she broke free of any elegiac restrictions, almost shouting out the counterpoint, her solo instrument becoming a near orchestra in itself.
It was a stunning performance for a work totally unknown to this scribe."
2 November 2019
AXIOM impresses in multi-hued music of the 20th century
The viola solo has the instrument muted, which produces a near early-music timbre—Sung captured this quality with no loss in body, and carried an the music with an expressive legato.
1 July 2016
[Interview] Sung Sisters accepted into The Juilliard School - Shanghai News
“Individuality is more important than technique"
22 June 2016
“Performing to move the audience with your own personality" - Hanho Daily (Korea)
"Extraordinary technique is basic... It is crucial to have your own voice to move the listeners, so it's important to have fun performing."
8 April 2016
Yonhap News 연합뉴스: Australian Sisters Accepted With Full Scholarships to The Juilliard School
"Accepted into Juilliard with full scholarships within two years. First case for Korean sisters."
5 August 2014
Australian Daily Telegraph: Viola prodigy Lisa Sung, 18, wins scholarship to New York’s Juilliard School which boasts alumni like Miles Davis, Barry Manilow, Kevin Spacey
A BURWOOD year 12 student has won a scholarship to the prestigious Juilliard School in New York which boasts alumni such as Miles Davis, Barry Manilow, Kevin Spacey and composer John Williams.
2 July 2014
Yonhap News 연합뉴스: Australian Student, Accepted into Juilliard School with Perfect Audition Score
“Korean-Australian student accepted into Juilliard with perfect audition score”
2 July 2014
Korean SBS News: Australian Student, Accepted into Juilliard School with Perfect Audition Score
First recipient of Juilliard's Kovner Fellowship Scholarship